NORWICH – It’s a lion, it’s a tiger, no, it’s a bear! Although it was highly unlikely to see a lion or a tiger Wednesday, seeing a bear was entirely possible in the City of Norwich.
A black bear was spotted in the west side of the city near Canasawacta Creek over the past few days. “We were aware of a bear feeding in a garage attached to a residence on Randall Avenue Tuesday evening. On Wednesday around noon time, we received reports of a bear in Canasawacta Creek near Locust Street,” said Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino. “Our concern at that time was Perry Browne Elementary School nearby.”
Perry Browne students were brought inside the building and all outdoor activities were canceled for the remainder of the afternoon. Perry Browne faculty said recess and outdoor gym classes were moved inside. Children were not allowed to walk home from the school.